At a time of heightened expansion of health care
facilities, proper disposal of health care waste is of paramount importance,
not only for the health care providers but for the society as a whole.
Healthcare industry is a source of life threatening waste and toxins.
Unregulated handling of healthcare waste has a serious impact on human health
and safety. Bio medical waste management in India has undergone a paradigm
shift with strict implementation of Biomedical Waste Management Rules and its
amendments making it mandatory for health care establishments to dispose
properly the hazardous waste in order to mitigate its hazards. Untrained health
care auxiliaries is however a concern. Present study aims to identify the
available resource for training of health care auxiliaries. It identified eight
such institutes which cater to their need. But this is insufficient considering
the large workforce. This points to development of a more precise and
structured course on bio medical waste management in India.
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